HC Deb 18 March 2004 vol 419 c498W
Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff the Department employs on a temporary basis through employment agencies; what percentage this is of total staff employed; and how much the Department paid employment agencies to supply temporary staff in(a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03 and (c) 2003–04 to the most recent date for which figures are available. [158238]

Fiona Mactaggart

The Home Office does not maintain a central record of agency workers. Agency workers are appointed by agreement with individual units within the Department and the recruitment agencies supplying agency workers.

The information required could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost.